Throughout the Festivult event held in holiday season, every treasure chest in the game has a chance of dropping festival coins in addition to the usual treasure. Coins can be exchanged for seasonal items. Coins and rewards are unbound.
The Festivult Tradition (lore)
Since ancient times, the folk of Eberron have observed Long Shadows during these chill weeks of the month of Vult (December) -- a grim season when the power of the Shadow, god of the Dark Six, is at its strongest. Dire magic gathers in dusky corners, and evil stalks the night in a thousand guises. The Coin Lords have determined that the terror of Long Shadows must end! To this end, they devised the festival as a celebration to drive evil out of the city. Instead of cowering from the Shadow, citizens are encouraged to exchange gifts with their adventuring partners and loved ones. And by slaying the monsters who threaten the city's well-being, they may collect festival coins to demonstrate their dauntless spirit in the face of Long Shadows and the Dark Six!
The planes are vast and mysterious, and we can never predict how their alignment will impact the magically imbued gifts of Festivult. Each year the Festivult gifts are imbued with a different magical power depending on what planes are in alignment. So if you have some left-over goodies from Festivults past, beware, friends - those treats may not bring the same affects as before!
Collects: Copper Festival Coin, Silver Festival Coin, Gold Festival Coin
Location: * The Harbor atop the Leaky Dingy Tavern
- House Phiarlan in the Livewood Theater
- House Jorasco near Coldwake Pond
- House Deneith to the west of the Knight's Watch district
- House Kundarak in Locksmith Square
Description: The Jester is a dwarven non-player character that appears during the Summer and Winter Festivult events. He accepts copper, silver, and gold festival coins to exchange for seasonal items!
The item effects are based on Planes of Eberron (Eberron wiki link), and their alignment will have impact on them.
Each year the Festivult Cookies and Cakes are imbued with a different effect depending on what planes are in alignment. Any left-over Cakes and Cookies, will have their effects retroactively change.
See also: Past Festivult item effects
- 1 - Abishai Gingerbread Cookies - When you consume all five colors of Abishai cookies, you receive the Abishai Destroyer buff for 10 minutes (+2 to attack and damage, +2 profane bonus to Natural Armor Class, and +4 profane bonus to Charisma, Intelligence, and Wisdom).
- 2 - There is also a very small chance that the Festival Jester will give you an exceptional gift in exchange for your coins such as;
Some of these items are BtA or BtC.
There are 30+ types of Cookies and Cakes, it is recommended to turn all coins in on one character (possibly a mule designated for event items only) to prevent a major inventory mess. A Cookie Jar can hold all Cookies and Cakes until max stack size is reach for the cookie type, in one inventory slot. The cookie jar is a DDO Store item.
Cookie Jars are. The Large Cookie Jar will grow quite heavy eventually, so it may not be good idea to carry these around especially on low-strength characters such as finesse/halfling builds and casters. Make sure you are on the right character before making purchase.
- The Lloth, The Spider Queen cookie is obtained from the Midwinter Festival as a Mote turn in reward rather than the Jester coin turn in. It still goes into the Cookie Jar.
- December 2 - January 4 for coins drop
- December 12 - January 18 for NPC turn-in
- Effect of some reward items have retroactively changed (leftovers from last years event have also been affected).
- December 5 - January 2 for coins drop
- December 17 - January 12 for NPC turn-in
- No coins are dropping from Forgotten Realms contents.
- December 5 - January 6 for coins drop
- December 10 - January 13 for NPC turn-in
- Notably, on this year's event, no coins are dropping from the newly added Forgotten Realms contents.
- White Abishai Cookie made available in the DDO Store
- December 2011 - January 2012
2011 Summer Festivult
- June 30 - July 17
- Exactly the same rewards from coins as given during December 13, 2010 - January 2, 2011.
- December 7 - ?? for coins drop
- December 13 - January 2 for NPC turn-in
- November 23 - ?? for coins drop
- November 30 - January 1 for NPC turn-in
- December 11 - January
- December 12 - January
- Effect of some reward items have retroactively changed (leftovers from last years event have also been affected). Drop rate of coins have also significantly decreased as compared to last years event.
- Introduced to the game for the first time. Irian Cake (blue one) had Raise Dead effect with no minimum level usage and was fairly easy to get. At the time level cap was 10, and the Raise Dead spell belonged to endgame scene. The Cake was criticized as being game-breaking.